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King's Crown Quilt Block Pattern

King's Crown Quilt Block Pattern

Janet Wickell

King's Crown Patchwork Quilt Block

King's Crown is one of the names used for this traditional patchwork quilt block. The block is pieced with a combination of squares, single triangles and half-square triangle units.

Look at the image closely and you'll see that the two half-square triangle units that meet at the block's midpoints can be constructed by piecing Flying Geese units. Switch to that method if you prefer; patch variations are listed below.

The center square is technically a tiny, tiny bit smaller than the square we'll cut. Don't worry about it -- the difference isn't enough to matter for this block, which finishes at 12" square.

King's Crown looks good when sashing is sewn between blocks, or when an alternate block is used beside it. Try a Snowball quilt blockwith tips that meet one of the triangle points along the side of the King's Crown.

Fabric & Cutting

Dark country pink: (1) 6-1/4" x 6-1/4" square

White with pink print:

  • (2) 4-7/8" x 4-7/8" squares, each cut in half once diagonally

  • (8) 2-7/8" x 2-7/8" squares


  • (4) 2-1/2" squares
  • (8) 2-7/8" x 2-7/8" squares

To replace mid-point half square triangles with Flying Geese, eliminate (4) of the green 2-7/8" squares and (4) of the white/pink 2-7/8" squares.

Instead, cut (4) 2-1/2" x 4-1/2" green rectangles and (8) 2-1/2" squares. Assemble as you would for quick pieced Flying Geese, orienting angles as shown in the illustration on this page.

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